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Meet Leon Harris

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leon Harris.

Hi Leon, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Growing up in a home where I was raised by a single mother, I decided early that I would ease some of her financial burdens by utilizing a pair of clippers that she had laying around the house. I taught myself how to cut my own hair at the age of 12. I began to cut some of the neighbors’ hair as well. Practicing in the neighborhood and continuing to give self cuts helped me to better hone in on my craft. After spending some time away, I was able to get into a program to get my license in barbering.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
My road to barbering was not a smooth one. Being raised in the hood, there was a lot of pressure to “get money” by any means necessary. Not all of my decisions lined up with the letter of the law. I spent some time away to come back to a world that was progressing at a rapid pace. I refused to be left behind. I had to deal with the struggles of having someone give me a chance considering my rocky past.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a master barber that has been in the barbering field for over 20 years. I am currently working out of Eclips barbershop located in Odenton, Maryland. I specialize in straight razor shaves with a full hot towel treatment. Leon The Barber provides classic cuts with attention to the finest details, crisp lines, and clean fades all within a clean and modern environment. I pride myself on providing a complete styling experience focused solely on the client.

Risk taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Taking risks are necessary. Using a lot of resources to advertise is a risk that I have taken which is proving to be a profitable. Using all of the avenues of advertising has increased my clientele tremendously especially since the pandemic began.

Pricing:

  • After hours appointment additional $10

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7 Comments

  1. D. Branch

    August 11, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Great article. I’m happy for you Bro. Your journey is not over. There is a lot more out there for you to accomplish.

    Onward & upwards

  2. Mbasekei

    August 11, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Leon is dope! He’s been my barber for the last years and he’s still evolving with the trendiest styles and tech in the game. Top notcher! Check him out if you’re in the area.

  3. Samantha Yarbrough-Fleming Headen

    August 11, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    An absolutely amazing and gifted individual. I have been a customer snd friend of Leon since the first day I sat in his chair in 2004. He exhumes professionalism and tact. I’ve watched his journey and year after year, God continues to elevate him . One of the best barbers for both sexes in the Odenton area.

  4. Padre Gilliam

    August 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    One word amazing

  5. Regina G

    January 21, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Leon has been cutting my son’s hair off and on for over 17 years. The thing is my son has autism and has noise sensitivity, Leon and one other barber had the wherewithal to use clippers that were quiet enough for him to tolerate the hair cut. The process was not easy but Leon took such good patience with him and my son is now 21 and we still have Leon cut his hair.
    Leon is truly one of the best in the business.

  6. Tunde Akinyemi

    March 16, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    I really admire Leon. He seamlessly integrated technology, digital marketing, good customer service and a very high level of professionalism into his craft. I have never seen this type of barber in my life! I tried him once and stuck with him regardless of his pricing. He is more expensive than others however, I personally believe in paying more for a high quality service.

    Leon is not just my barber. He has become a good friend of mine. I will always patronize him as long as I continue to live around Forte Meade area of MD.

  7. Michelle Holland

    June 16, 2022 at 5:55 am

    Mr Harris is a pristine barber. He’s been my barber for quite a number of years. It’s been an absolute pleasure being able to personally witness the magnitude of growth along with exquisite customer service he exemplifies on a daily level. His knowledge of barbering and abroad by far exceeds beyond average. Mr. Harris takes pride in his craft, and should you ever find yourself needing barbering services, He comes highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed!

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